Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center  

Our Team

Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Faculty

Valerie Baker

Valerie L. Baker, MD

Medical Director
Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine In Vitro Fertilization Program

Dr. Valerie Baker received her medical degree from Harvard University. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco in 1995. She served on the faculty at UCSF and at the University of Washington before joining Stanford. Dr. Baker is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her clinical and research interests include ovarian stimulation protocols in assisted reproductive technology, factors affecting success with fertility treatment, and primary ovarian insufficiency (premature ovarian failure). She is actively involved in multiple national organizations including the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She serves as Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Medical Director of the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.

"I believe that it is critically important to carefully review each person's individual situation so that we can provide the care that will give the best chance of having a healthy baby. Although I provide clear recommendations about evaluation and treatment, I feel that it is also very important to provide information about choices so that people can have input into making the decisions that are right for them."

Barry Behr, PhD

Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD

Director, IVF/ART Laboratory
Co-Director, Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Centers REI/IVF Program
Professor, Department of OB/GYN

Dr. Behr has been at Stanford since 1994. Dr. Behr received his Masters and PhD in the area of Reproductive Physiology from the University of Nevada-Reno and was among the first in the country to become board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director in Embryology and Andrology. He has been working in the area of Human IVF for over 20 years and has participated in many developments that have contributed to advances in the field of ART for which he is internationally recognized. He has over 150 peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts and is a sought after speaker. He is also involved in basic science and applied clinical research and collaborates with several departments on campus.

Jack Y. J. Huang

Jack Y. J. Huang, MD, PhD, FACOG

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Jack Y.J. Huang received his pre-medicine and medical degrees from McGill University. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency training at McGill University Health Center. Dr. Huang subsequently completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship training at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Huang is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was also a member of the Clinical Investigator Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and completed his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Medicine from McGill University during his residency training. Dr. Huang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and published in leading scientific journals and numerous textbooks. Additionally, he has presented his research projects at numerous leading international medical conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Dr. Huang also serves as a reviewer for several leading journals, including Fertility & Sterility and Human Reproduction. He has special research interests in oocyte cryopreservation, in vitro maturation of oocyte and fertility preservation.

Dr. Huang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Nanjing Medical University National State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine in China. As an executive board member of the Global Chinese Association for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Huang is actively involved in developing clinical and research collaborations between physicians and scientists of Chinese origin within and outside China.

Ruth Lathi, MD

Ruth B. Lathi, MD

Director, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program
Associate Director, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ruth Lathi founded the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program as Stanford University, bringing experts in many fields of medicine together to approach this complex problem. She sees patients with all causes of recurrent pregnancy loss and manages patients during early pregnancy. Dr. Lathi received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from M.I.T. and her Doctorate in Medicine from University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 2000 and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University in 2003. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Lathi has served on Stanford University's faculty since 2000. She has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts on topics such genetic causes of miscarriage, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and the influence of maternal weight on miscarriage.

Amin Milki, MD

Amin Milki, MD

Professor

Dr. Amin Milki completed his medical degree and his residency at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. He finished his post doctorate fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University. He has served on the Stanford University faculty since 1987 where he is Professor of OB/GYN. Dr. Milki’s research interests include infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and office hysteroscopy. He has published extensively on IVF techniques aimed at increasing success rates while minimizing multiple births, an area in which he has gained international reputation.

Lynn Westphal, MD

Lynn Westphal, MD

Director, Women’s Health
Director, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor

Dr. Lynn Westphal holds a medical degree from Stanford University. She did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University. Dr Westphal received fellowship training in Endocrinology-Molecular Biology from Stanford University and completed fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Westphal has served on the faculty at Stanford University since 1991. Her clinical and research interest include IVF techniques, fertility preservation and third party reproduction. Her interest in fertility preservation for cancer survivors led her to set up one of the first oocyte cryopreservation programs in the country in 1999. She was a recipient of a grant from the Breast Cancer Research Program to study “Chemotherapy induced ovarian damage: prevention and impact.

Michael L. Eisenberg, MD

Michael L. Eisenberg, MD

Director, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Michael Eisenberg received his Bachelorís degree from Rice University and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed his residency in urology at the University of California, San Francisco. He then went on the complete the prestigious fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine where he received additional training in microsurgery. Dr. Eisenberg has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and published in leading scientific journals and numerous textbooks. He is highly regarded both nationally and internationally and has delivered lectures all over the globe. His clinical and research interests include reproductive and health implications of impaired sperm production, improving sperm production, maximizing male fertility, the treatment of varicoceles, and methods to enhance male sexual function.

Stephanie Gustin, MD

Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Clinical Focus: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Chairman Department of OB/GYN

Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS

Registered Nurses

Our Nurse Coordinators are Registered Nurses dedicated to assisting our patients with all their treatment needs. They create the treatment schedules for our patients and meet with them to review their initial treatment cycle plan. Our Nurses also teach our orientation and injection training classes and are great resource for all your questions through out your treatment cycle. You will also find our RNs in the procedure room assisting our physicians and anesthesiologist complete the preoperative check-list and getting them ready for the procedure as well as caring for our patients before, during and after the procedure.

Patient Care Coordinators

Our Patient Care coordinators are ancillary personnel well-informed in the field of infertility. They help create and communicate treatment schedules to our patients, according to Physicians directions. They triage phone calls, answer basic questions and refer other queries to Nurses or Physicians as appropriate. They assist our Nursing staff with all the clerical aspects of a treatment cycle.

Medical Assistants

Our Medical Assistants are medically trained ancillary personnel that perform a wide variety of functions within the clinic. They escort patients and prepare them for evaluations or treatment and assist Physicians with treatments and procedures. They support our Nursing staff in the delivery of patient care. The Medical Assistants also help our Physicians and Nurses schedule appointments, prepare lab requisitions and obtain results. They are also a resource our patients may access to receive answers for basic questions regarding their treatment cycle and clinic procedures.

Insurance Coordinator

Our Insurance Coordinators are specialized in all aspects of infertility coverage. They are able to assist our patients with financial matters through out their treatment cycle. They verify eligibility and benefits for patients before their consultations. Our Insurance coordinators are available to meet with our patients to review their insurance coverage and financials schedule after a treatment plan is selected. During a treatment cycle, the Insurance coordinators request authorization from insurance companies for visits and medications, as needed. They are also available to answer any questions regarding insurance coverage and treatment cost over the phone.

New Patient Coordinators

New patient coordinators schedule new patients with consultation appointments and answering all related questions. They also make sure we receive all required documents prior to the initial visit.

Clerical Staff

Our clerical staff includes our front desk/registration staff, medical records technician, and database coordinator. They assist our patients to check-in for their appointments, collect payments, compile patient charts, and enter relevant patient cycle information into our database.

Embryologists

The embryologists perform all aspects of the in vitro process from oocyte identification to preparation of embryos for transfer. This includes semen processing, insemination, ICSI, embryo assessment, PGD, cryopreservation, thawing, and more.

REI Lab Staff

The REI lab technicians perform phlebotomy, hormone and semen testing, and the additional preparation necessary for non-IVF procedures.


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